Queensland Motorists To Keep Paying Through The Nose For Rego

Gov approves further price increases

Queensland Motorists To Keep Paying Through The Nose For Rego

Pic: RACQ

Queensland's vehicle registration fees are already some of the highest in Australia, but the state's motorists will continue paying above inflation for at least the next three years.

The Palaszczuk government approved a continued annual rego increase of 3.5 per cent until 2019-20 in their third state budget on Tuesday.

RACQ spokesperson Paul Turner believes it's nothing more than a tax grab on motorists.

"We've seen annual rego increase more than 10 per cent over the last three years in Queensland," he said.

"Our reading of the budget papers says there's no intention to reduce that until 2019-20 when apparently it will come back to (inflation)."

"Motorists are still paying a lot in rego. Queensland is either the first or the second most expensive state in Australia when it comes to registration, and that's not going to change in this budget."

The current cost of registration for a four-cylinder vehicle is $352.30, while a six-cylinder is $527.30 and an eight-cylinder is $717.50. As of July 1 those costs will rise to $364.65, $545.80 and $742.65 respectively.

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